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Former FBI director James Comey speaks at the University of Chicago Law School for the 2019 Ulysses and Marguerite Schwartz Memorial Lecture on Tuesday in Hyde Park. – AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast

Comey stresses value of truth in talk to U. of C. law students

Former FBI director James Comey spoke candidly to students at his alma mater, the University of Chicago Law School, about how they are uniquely suited to be “ethical leaders” during the 2019 Ulysses and Marguerite Schwartz Memorial Lecture Tuesday afternoon on the Hyde Park campus.
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Illinois adds 1,459 attorneys to the bar

It’s off to the races — or at least billable hours — for the 1,459 new attorneys sworn in by the Illinois Supreme Court on Thursday.
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State’s attorney brings on support dog

The Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office on Tuesday welcomed its newest four-legged employee: a 2-year-old black Labrador retriever named Hatty.

Trial Notebook

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Deputy fails to implicate marshal in FTCA claim

Stephen Linder’s lawsuit against the United States for malicious prosecution and intentional infliction of emotional distress — based on allegedly tortious conduct by the U.S. marshal for the Northern District of Illinois and several other federal employees — relied on an 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals case that concluded the discretionary-function defense provided by Section 2680(a) of the Federal Tort Claims Act doesn’t apply to assault, battery, false imprisonment, false arrest, abuse of process or malicious prosecution by federal law enforcement officers.

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